Webcomic Of The Day


All over the Russian internets lately, and now translated into English thanks to AFP, writer Sergei Kalenik’s hilarious Super Putin, Man like Any Other is surely a film waiting to happen.

Set in Moscow in spring 2011, “one year before the world ends,” the comic casts Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as a gi-wearing action hero who, assisted by bear suit-wearing sidekick President Dmitry Medvedev, saves a busload of people from a bomb in a storyline that’s equal parts Speed, Night Watch and The Walking Dead. There’s also a little bit of political commentary sprinkled in. “We wanted to stir Russia’s depressing political scene and create some dialogue,” Kalenik tells AFP.

READ IT: Super Putin in English